Dublin Event Guide 740: New Year, New Opportunities! – Science Gallery, First Fortnight Festival, Young Scientist Exhibition

January 8th, 2022

Dublin Event Guide (for free events)

New Year, New Opportunities!

Science Gallery, First Fortnight Festival, Young Scientist Exhibition

Hi all!

A new year is meant to bring optimism, a positive outlook on all the opportunities and all the good changes this new year will bring and a rejuvenated eagerness to achieve more and better things than before.

The second start of a new year with restrictions to our social life, crazily high new case numbers, no clearly visible light at the end of the tunnel and a significant reduction in online cultural events to show our resiliency at first seem to be the exact opposite.

But there is good reason for hope and optimism!

I think I wrote it in my blog a long long time ago and I definitely said it in many conversations about our current situation, the ONLY way to get out of it is “normalisation”. This means that we need to accept and live with what many are currently still anxious and nearly panicked about. This is easier said than done, but the reduction of quarantine and isolation time and the changing rules for close contacts are the first steps in that direction.

I am hopeful that by around April or May we will have cultural events again in a “normal” way. Gigs will return and hopefully even cultural festivals. Who is with me on that? What is your hope for the next few months? Feel free to share them with me on Facebook at www.fb.com/DublinEventGuide

At least until the hospitality lockdown will be lifted, the number of events will still be limited, but I will continue doing my best to tell you what happens despite all restrictions.

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“EPIC – The Irish Emigration Museum” (www.epicchq.com) are currently sponsoring the Dublin Event Guide and this section of the weekly newsletter will contain relevant information about events in general or about EPIC-related news and happenings.

+++ Forging Identities in the Irish World: Melbourne and Chicago (1830-1922) by Sophie Cooper
Thu 20 Jan – Online – Adm: Free
What did it mean to be Irish in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries? What place did Irish communities have in Melbourne and Chicago’s urban history? This month, Historian-in-Residence Maurice Casey will meet with Sophie Cooper to discuss her new book ‘Forging Identities in the Irish World’. Set within colonial Melbourne and Chicago, Sophie Cooper’s book explores the shifting influences of religious demography, educational provision and club culture to shed new light on what made the Irish diaspora communities in Melbourne and Chicago connect and survive over multiple generations. Tune in for free from home! epicchq.com/event/sophie-cooper-forging-identities-in-the-irish-world-melbourne-and-chicago-1830-1922/

+++ 20% off New Year’s Sale: EPIC Museum Gift Shop!
Start 2022 with a treat! Enjoy 20% off selected gifts at EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum Gift Shop’s New Year sale. Choose from Irish-made jewellery, candles, prints and more to brighten these dark winter days. Browse and shop online: shop.epicchq.com

Free events in Dublin this weekend…

Saturday 08 January

+ Supernatural Food Market – Food & Farmer’s Market 09:00-15:00 St Andrew’s Resource Centre, 114-116 Pearse St., Dublin 2 www.facebook.com/thesupernaturalfoodmarket
+ Qigong at the Rooftop Garden – Qigong Practice – Outdoors 12:00 Chester Beatty Museum, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2 chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/onsite-qigong-at-the-rooftop-garden/
+ BIAS: Built this way – Digital exhibition about how human bias and prejudice even affects machines that use artificial intelligence in the areas of data equity, privacy, surveillance culture, facial recognition. – Science Gallery 12:00-17:00 Science Gallery, TCD, Pearse Street, Dublin 2 dublin.sciencegallery.com/bias

+ Fanning at Whelan’s – Episode 6 featuring A Smyth, Carrie Baxter, Cherym, Kynsy, Lyra, Thumper and Diarmuid Gavin. 22:30 Virgin Media Two www.whelanslive.com/event/fanning-at-whelans-11/

Sunday 09 January

+ parkHIIT Phoenix Park – Resistance Training 10:00-10:30 DASH Container Cafe, Blackhorse Avenue, Dublin 7, D07 V663 Dublin 7 www.eventbrite.ie/e/parkhiit-phoenix-park-tickets-236708019057 (Booking required)
+ Winteryard Flea Market – Bernard Shaw Pub 12:00-17:00 The Bernard Shaw (former Porterhouse North), Cross Guns Bridge, Glasnevin, Dublin 9 thebernardshaw.com/event/winteryard-flea-market/
+ BIAS: Built this way – Digital exhibition about how human bias and prejudice even affects machines that use artificial intelligence in the areas of data equity, privacy, surveillance culture, facial recognition. – Science Gallery 12:00-17:00 Science Gallery, TCD, Pearse Street, Dublin 2 dublin.sciencegallery.com/bias

+ The Armagh Rhymers – Folk Theatre Ensemble – Live Performance – National Museum 14:00-14:45 Online www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Decorative-Arts-History/Events/012022/The-Armagh-Rhymers-Online-Performance (Booking required)
+ Hugh Lane Gallery Public Tour 14:15 Hugh Lane Gallery, Parnell Square North, Dublin 1 www.hughlane.ie/lectures/forthcoming-lectures/3352-sundays9 (No booking required, but limited numbers)

And a few free events next week….

Monday 10 January

+ Kathleen Clarke: Guardian of the Flame – Mondays at the Mess Talks in Richmond Barracks 19:00 Online richmondbarracks.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173619948 (Booking required)

Tuesday 11 January

+ “Plutarch Lied: Padraic Colum’s Challenge to Historical Biography” – Talk – Padraic Colum Symposium – Trinity College Dublin 09:45-11:15 Online www.tcd.ie/news_events/events/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D156980012 (Booking required)
+ Padraic Colum Symposium – Part 2 – Historical Talks about poet, novelist, dramatist, biographer, children’s author and collector of folklore Padraic Colum – Trinity College 11:15-15:15 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/228972481857 (Booking required)
+ Curator’s Introductory Talk: Turner and Place: Landscapes in Light and Detail – National Gallery 13:15-14:00 Online www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on/online-talk-curators-introduction-turner-place (Booking required)
+ Vinyasa Yoga Flow: Reset & Renew for 2022 – Workshop – Iconic Offices & Soul Warrior Yoga 18:30-19:30 Online iconicoffices.ie/events/vinyasa-yoga-flow-reset-renew-for-2022/ (Booking required)
+ OpenHearted – Conversation with Ann Ingle about her Memoir – First Fortnight Mental Health Art Festival – Axis Ballymun 19:00 Online www.firstfortnight.ie/events/openhearted (Booking required)

Wednesday 12 January

+ BT Young Scientist Exhibition – Virtual Public Exhibition of projects Wed 12 Jan 08:00 – Sun 30 Jan 23:59 btyoungscientist.com/the-primary-science-fair-at-btyste/
+ BIAS: Built this way – Digital exhibition about how human bias and prejudice even affects machines that use artificial intelligence in the areas of data equity, privacy, surveillance culture, facial recognition. – Science Gallery 11:00-18:00 Science Gallery, TCD, Pearse Street, Dublin 2 dublin.sciencegallery.com/bias
+ Microsoft Excel: Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts – Webinar – Iconic Offices & InvestInU 11:00-11:40 Online iconicoffices.ie/events/microsoft-excel-tips-tricks-shortcuts/ (Booking required)
+ Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS) Sculpture Club – Art Discussion Hugh Lane Gallery 13:00-14:00 Online www.hughlane.ie/lectures/forthcoming-lectures/3402-vts-sculpture-club-12-january-2022 (Booking required)
+ Chester Beatty Museum Public Tour 17:30-18:30 Chester Beatty Museum, Gardens of Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2 chesterbeatty.ie/whats-on/free-public-tours/ (Booking required)
+ The Dáil Debates on the Treaty between Ireland and Great Britain – History Talk – Trasna na Tire 21:00 Online www.facebook.com/events/902226497083667

Dublin Event Guide (for Free Events)

Thursday 13 January

+ BT Young Scientist Exhibition – Virtual Public Exhibition of projects Wed 12 Jan 08:00 – Sun 30 Jan 23:59 btyoungscientist.com/the-primary-science-fair-at-btyste/
+ BIAS: Built this way – Digital exhibition about how human bias and prejudice even affects machines that use artificial intelligence in the areas of data equity, privacy, surveillance culture, facial recognition. – Science Gallery 11:00-19:00 Science Gallery, TCD, Pearse Street, Dublin 2 dublin.sciencegallery.com/bias
+ Time to Sing & Heal – Creative Transcultural Healing Event – First Fortnight Mental Health Art Festival 12:00-15:00 DCU School of Nursing, Psychotherapy and Community Health, 620 Collins Ave Ext, Whitehall, Dublin 9 www.firstfortnight.ie/events/time-to-sing-heal (Booking required)
+ Finding Peace Through Poetry – Mindfulness in the poetry of Seamus Heaney and W.B. Yeats – First Fortnight Mental Health Arts Festival – National Library 13:00 Online nli.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173616181 (Booking required)
+ From Turmoil to Truce: Photographs of the War of Independence – Exhibition Tour – National Library 14:00 Online nli.ticketsolve.com/shows/1173606169 (Booking required)
+ CODED BIAS: Watch Party & Discussion – Documentary about racial bias in facial recognition algorithms – Science Gallery 19:00-20:00 Online www.eventbrite.ie/e/239098258327 (Booking required)
+ What if Britney Spears was Irish? – Discussion about Conservatorship in Ireland – Fort Fortnight Mental Health Art Festival 19:00 Online www.firstfortnight.ie/events/what-if-britney-spears-was-irish

Friday 14 January

+ BT Young Scientist Exhibition – Virtual Public Exhibition of projects Wed 12 Jan 08:00 – Sun 30 Jan 23:59 btyoungscientist.com/the-primary-science-fair-at-btyste/
+ Hugh Lane Gallery Culture Club – Artwork in Focus: 19th Century French Paintings 10:30 Online www.hughlane.ie/lectures/forthcoming-lectures/3386-culture-club-14-january-2022 (Booking required)
+ BIAS: Built this way – Digital exhibition about how human bias and prejudice even affects machines that use artificial intelligence in the areas of data equity, privacy, surveillance culture, facial recognition. – Science Gallery 11:00-18:00 Science Gallery, TCD, Pearse Street, Dublin 2 dublin.sciencegallery.com/bias
+ The Handover of Dublin Castle: a Centenary Conference – History Talks 14 Jan: 14:00-17:00 + 15 Jan: 09:30-17:00 Printworks at Dublin Castle, Dame Street, Dublin 2 AND Online histories-humanities.tcd.ie/research/handover/ (Booking required)
+ Panic is part of the process – Performance Lecture – First Fortnight Mental Health Art Festival – Dance Ireland 17:00-18:30 Dance House, Foley Street, Dublin 1 AND Online www.danceireland.ie/whats-on/events/first-fortnight-panic-is-part-of-the-process-performance-lecture-with-amand/ (Booking required)

And there is more…

+++ Last month of Science Gallery Dublin
As it stands (and as far as we know), this is sadly the last months of the Science Gallery Dublin. In October it was announced that Trinity College, the university that claims it has “a responsibility to demonstrate leadership, drive research and provide inspiration to the rising generations”, will shut down the most inspiring museum and most accessible science&research entry point for young people in Dublin. No demonstrated leadership in that area anymore from TCD! And all this while the former Professor of Engineering & The Arts in Trinity College Dublin, Linda Doyle, is currently provost (that is the head of the university). The Science Gallery is the PERFECT combined Engineering & Arts space and the former Engineering & Arts professor shuts it down. What irony! For you, it means that you only have another 3 weeks to visit the very last exhibition, which is called “Bias: Built this way” and looks at how our human bias and prejudice even influences machines that use artificial intelligence. Opening hours are Wed 11:00-18:00 / Thu 11:00-19:00 / Fri 11:00-18:00 / Sat 12:00-17:00 and Sun 12:00-17:00. Gone are the long and flexible opening hours in the evening and the great Science Gallery shop and the Cafe are already closed, but use the chance to visit this last exhibition! dublin.sciencegallery.com/bias

+++ Dublin Bowie Weekender
The Dublin Bowie Festival was meant to take place this weekend, but due to the current restrictions, it had to be postponed to April 2022. But to make sure that you still can celebrate your love and devotion to David Bowie, there will be interviews and music from the Dublin Bowie Festivals between 2017 and 2021 on the festival’s Facebook Page and YouTube channel. Check out the schedule at www.facebook.com/dublinbowiefestival/posts/5014901888534392

+++ Ireland on the Box – 60 years of television in Ireland – Exhibition
A new photo exhibition celebrating six decades of television in Ireland is now open at the National Photographic Archive in Temple Bar, marking RTE television turning 60 on New Year’s Eve 2021.

The exhibition is a collaboration between RTE and the National Library of Ireland (NLI) and it explores entertainment, drama, sport, music, education and news and current affairs programming.

You will be reminded of the presenters, performers and people who have made their contribution to Ireland’s culture and life and if you grew up with Irish TV, you should visit this exhibition and be reminded of important aspects and components of your upbringing.

Admission is free and the exhibition is open 7 days a week (Mon-Sat: 10:00-16:00, Sun 12:00-16:00 – Closed on New Year’s Day) www.rte.ie/entertainment/2021/1229/1269009-new-exhibition-marks-60-years-of-television-in-ireland/

+++ The Treaty 1921: Records from the Archives – Exhibition
From 07 Dec to 27 March the Coach House in the gardens of Dublin Castle will be the home of a National Archives exhibition about “The Treaty 1921: Records from the Archives”. The Anglo-Irish Treaty of 1921 is the centre piece of the exhibition. Find out more here www.dublincastle.ie/2022_centenary/  Admission is free, but you need to book via www.nationalarchives.ie/2021commemorationprogramme/book-tickets/

+++ Low Priced Books with free delivery
Book Depository is the place where you can buy low priced books, usually for better prices than on Amazon and Book Depository always delivers for free. And by buying books from Book Depository you will also help the Dublin Event Guide for no additional cost to you. Use this link: shor.by/BookDepository
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+++ National Gallery tickets available here
The National Gallery is usually free anyway, but in current times you will have to book tickets to get access and you have to enter the building on the Merrion Street side. Tickets are available here: www.nationalgallery.ie/visit-us/book-your-ticket The National Gallery also is running events again and because the events have limited number of spaces, they can book out relatively fast, at least before I can write about the events, so check out the events 1-2 weeks in advance here www.nationalgallery.ie/whats-on and then book tickets for them.

+++ LEARN A NEW SKILL WITH ONLINE COURSES
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The lowest cost for courses this month will be around 12.99. Check out the website at shor.by/GqCk And if you buy through that link, you also help the Dublin Event Guide! :-)

And this is it for another week! Have a great weekend and good new week.

Take care,

–Joerg (dublineventguide@gmail.com)